Use of sensors for the monitoring of the physical training of elderly people

Author:  Mr Ivan Pires STSM Period: 2018-04-14 – 2018-04-30
Hosting institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

From ITC: Yes


This Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) consists in the development of methods for the monitoring and assisting of the physical training of elderly people. The new methods developed help in the particular assistance of each subject and it may help to measure the health state of the subjects, identifying possible diseases and risks with machine learning techniques. During my research visit, I plan to analyze the previously acquired data related to the mobile sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS receiver, and microphone), external sensors (e.g., Electroencephalography, Electromyography and Electrocardiography sensors) and furniture sensors (e.g., pressure sensors, contact sensors, light sensors, RFID sensors and temperature sensors) during the physical training and tests performed by institutionalized ageing people. Thus, the research method for this research visit will be done with some steps, these are: 1. Development of a mobile application in order to capture data of the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors, the microphone and the GPS receiver from the off-the-shelf mobile devices, the Electroencephalography, Electromyography and Electrocardiography sensors from the Bitalino device, and the pressure, contact, light, RFID and temperature sensors from another Bitalino device; 2. Development of a method to identify the ADL related to elderly people and to measure the results of the different tests; 3. Propose an architecture of a new solution that help the elderly people for the independent living.